Shore Trail/Long Path Loop via Carpenters Trail from...

Palisades Interstate Park -- NJ Section

George Washington Bridge from the Shore Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin George Washington Bridge from the Shore Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike descends to the Hudson River, with panoramic views, and climbs to the Palisades cliffs on the stone steps of the Carpenters Trail.

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Note: Leashed dogs are permitted in Palisades Interstate Park, but dogs are not permitted in Fort Lee Historic Park, where this hike begins.

Follow a macadam path that leads into the woods on the west side of the parking area, bearing left at the fork. After descending steps, continue along a concrete sidewalk parallel to the park entrance road. At the...

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August 16, 2013
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My fiance and I did a variant on this hike yesterday. We included the walk from the 175th Street 'A' train station, across the GW to Ft. Lee Park, and then back under the bridge to the LP entrance. We stayed on top to the Dyckman Hill Trail (yellow) down to the Englewood Picnic Area, milled around a bit along the shore to the north of the boat basin, and then back along the Shore Trail (white) to Carpenter's Trail (blue.) Carpenter's trail is really just another point of travel up and down the cliffs, and it's a hump. Back on the LP (green) to the GW, back to the 'A'.   We did stop for tapas at a little place called Manolo on the NY side of the bridge. A little pricey, but the atmosphere is great, and the food is very good.
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